Trump administration studying policy on death penalty for drug dealers
The Trump administration is reportedly considering a new policy that would make drug dealers eligible for the death penalty.
The Justice Department and the Domestic Policy Council are looking into such a policy, and details could be announced within weeks, the Washington Post reported.
Last week, Trump announced his administration’s plans to roll out strong policies on opioids.
“Some countries have a very tough penalty, the ultimate penalty, and they have much less of a drug problem than we do,” Trump said during a White House summit on opioids.
One possibility is making high-volume trafficking of fentanyl a capital crime, while continuing to study harsher, noncapital punishments for major drug dealers, the Post reported.
Currently, the death penalty only applies to drug-related cases that involve the murder or death of a law enforcement officer, the report noted. – READ MORERead More...